About the New Zealand Music Commission

The NZ Music Commission is an organisation with a national reach that is funded primarily through Vote: Arts, Culture and Heritage. It is an trust based in Auckland. Its full name is the New Zealand Music Industry Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa.


The Vision of the Music Commission is a successful music industry in New Zealand.

The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

The organisation has a small staff - six full-time and two part time employees - and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board members have been appointed specifically for their knowledge and skills across all facets of the NZ music business and they meet seven times a year.

We firmly believe that:

  • Music has value
  • Music is an essential part of our national identity
  • Successes achieved both at home and abroad impel increased cultural pride and increase New Zealander's sense of place in the world.

The Music Commission reports to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage via the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.




Meet the Board

Victoria Blood (Chairperson) - Music Consultant

Nick Atkinson - Artist & Manager

Lorraine Barry - Lorraine Barry Management

Scott Maclachlan - Saiko Music Management

Matthew Davis - Flying Nun / Flying Out



Paul McLaney (Deputy Chairperson) - Native Tongue Music Publishing

Ria Hall - Artist

Wairere Iti - Music Managers Forum NZ

Greg Bonnett - ANZ Bank